Cindy Buchanan, MHS, PA-C

Board Certified Physician Assistant

Cindy Buchanan, MHS, PA-C

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Locations

FCPP Specialty Care
1064 Murray Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Phone: (805) 269-7100

Hours:
M-Th: 8:00am - 5:00pm

FCPP Specialty Care
6955 El Camino Real, Ste. 200
Atascadero, CA 93422

Phone: (805) 434-4315

Hours:
F: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.9 out of 5
233 Ratings
221 Comments

Education

  • Graduate: MHS, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Undergraduate: BS, California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo

Special Interests

Cindy Buchanan, MHS, PA-C graduated as a Physician Assistant in 2006 and began her career in Family Practice in Pismo Beach. She continued in Family Practice for five years when she decided to specialize in Endocrinology. She has been practicing Endocrinology for the last six years. She treats a wide variety of endocrine disorders and has a special interest in Diabetes and Thyroid disorders. She is currently accepting new patients.

Services

  • Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetics
  • Thyroid disorders including thyroid cancer
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Hypogonadism, primary or secondary
  • Gestational Diabetes

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
4.9
Provider showed concern
4.9
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.9
CP spoke using clear language
4.9
Provider explained things clearly
4.9
Provider included you in decisions
4.9
Patients' confidence in CP
4.9
Likelihood of recommending this provider

Comments

Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Feb 28, 2021
very nice and welcoming,
Feb 28, 2021
nurse was nice and comforting.
Feb 28, 2021
I recommend my Doctor to all my friends and family.
Feb 25, 2021
nothing but good, that is why I always suggest to friends and family to see Cindy Buchanan.
Feb 24, 2021
The Office Staff is very Nice.
Feb 22, 2021
always very efficient.
Feb 22, 2021
Everyone was very friendly and helpful.
Feb 12, 2021
Ms. Bucanan is very good at what she does.
Feb 7, 2021
very good experience
Feb 7, 2021
everyone that we spoke to was very friendly and knowledgeable and things went very swiftly
Feb 7, 2021
once again everything just went fabulous . I am very comfortable in their office,, everyone was very professional and friendly at the same time
Feb 7, 2021
no I didn't actually see them wash their hands but everyone had masks on and they were wearing gloves some of them were wearing gloves I felt relatively safe
Feb 7, 2021
I feel the staff worked together very very well it was a very comfortable visit
Feb 7, 2021
we breezed right in got seen by the doctor it was a very excellent experience .
Jan 29, 2021
Very good.
Jan 29, 2021
Good
Jan 29, 2021
Good
Jan 29, 2021
Good
Jan 29, 2021
Good
Jan 29, 2021
Good
Jan 28, 2021
very pleased with my visit
Jan 27, 2021
very professional; pleasant to work with.
Jan 23, 2021
Cindy Buchanan and staff are wonderful, very caring, attentive
Jan 21, 2021
great office
Jan 18, 2021
I had to stand in the lobby 2-3 minutes waiting to check in while the two people behind the front desk finished Whatever it was that they were doing. Not a big deal, but this is why I didn't read them very good.
Jan 18, 2021
THERE AWSOME
Jan 17, 2021
very understanding
Jan 17, 2021
She took the time to come back a double check my blood presume. It was much lower
Jan 17, 2021
their were no delays
Jan 13, 2021
It worked out great and went smoothly.
Jan 7, 2021
great experience. Cindy is a great communicator and answered my questions. she listened well also.
Jan 6, 2021
absolutely love the dr as well as the staff. they are always friendly, knowledgeable and will make it a point to see that you understand everything.
Jan 5, 2021
Everything was great, my only major complaint was the large wait time between my previous appointment and this one.
Jan 3, 2021
awesome virtual experience! I'm familiar with virtual lobbies, so was super easy process.
Jan 3, 2021
changing of medications always have side effects for me, I appreciate the time doctor takes to let me know what to do in case I feel any symptoms.
Dec 28, 2020
Set up phone call, no problem
Dec 28, 2020
Cindy is great and we get on very well. She listens to suggestions and we discuss options. Feels like a very collaborative relationship. Would recommend.
Dec 28, 2020
They were smooth and efficient as well.
Dec 27, 2020
still can't figure out portal thing
Dec 24, 2020
Great experience!
Dec 24, 2020
Cindy is always very patient, calm and understanding of any problems or concerns. Doesn't rush you to get through the appointment, and takes time to explain everything thoroughly.
Dec 23, 2020
There have been times when contacting the office that messages left have not been returned about pending medication refills which my pharmacy has not received contact back regarding an order.
Dec 23, 2020
Everything was fine although it seems like it is a different nurse or assistant each time that I visit.
Dec 23, 2020
Cindy allows time and attention to discuss the issues in depth in the time given and make you feel like you were able to get all your concerns addressed even if there isn't a quick solution to everything.
Dec 23, 2020
Everything is about usual for any busy medical office.
Dec 20, 2020
an introduction would be nice
Dec 18, 2020
PA Cindy Buchanan is outstanding
Dec 16, 2020
great staff, friendly and curteous
Dec 16, 2020
again, great staff
Dec 16, 2020
Cindy is very knowledgable and I feel very well taken care off because of her knowledgeable and disposition with me
Dec 16, 2020
team approach to make sure I was comfortable at every turn from start to finish of my visit
Dec 14, 2020
Very convenient for consultations that are just for discussing lab results, etc.
Dec 12, 2020
Cindy and staff do a great job.
Dec 3, 2020
very good and convenient
Dec 3, 2020
very professional
Dec 3, 2020
I have no comment
Dec 3, 2020
they was great
Dec 3, 2020
really good
Dec 3, 2020
everything was great
Nov 26, 2020
none
Nov 26, 2020
none
Nov 22, 2020
Dr. Buchanan was Awesome! She was very friendly, and very encouraging about my medical condition.
Nov 18, 2020
good experience
Nov 18, 2020
I really like Cindy Buchanan and feel my diabetes is in excellent hands.
Nov 18, 2020
did telehealth for first time. very easy process
Nov 18, 2020
Cindy has been my Provider for several years and she is excellent
Nov 16, 2020
Cindy listened to me and answered all of my questions with thoughtful answers.
Nov 12, 2020
always a good experience. All staff are very professional.
Nov 6, 2020
Excellent service
Nov 5, 2020
I'm not in the habit of filling these surveys,.
Oct 22, 2020
Staff are always professional and will courteous.
Oct 22, 2020
C. Buchanan is very knowledgeable, I have the utmost confidence in the monitoring of my condition under her care.
Oct 15, 2020
Good, she answered all questions and suggested things for me.
Oct 14, 2020
Cindy has been my healthcare provider for about two years. Monday was my first visit with her at her new office. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I felt welcome and well taken care of. Cindy is awesome! My questions and concerns were addressed and I am confident that I am receiving high quality care.
Oct 14, 2020
The nurse/assistant was very friendly, polite and knowledgeable.
Oct 14, 2020
I am extremely confident in the health care plan we have to help control my diabetes. Cindy clearly explains all options and expected outcomes. She answers any questions I have and addresses any concerns.
Oct 14, 2020
I have recommended this practice to friends and will continue to do so.
Oct 14, 2020
My registration process was quick and I was taken into the exam room quickly. Cindy had thoroughly reviewed my CGM and insulin pump information before she came into the exam room.
Oct 12, 2020
Great staff!
Oct 10, 2020
wish more hours available in Atascadero since I live in Paso Robles.
Oct 10, 2020
she was on time and efficient
Oct 10, 2020
Cindy take he time with her patients, never rushed and Collins everything clearly and concisely unlike most physicians I've been to!
Oct 8, 2020
I just didn't know where the new office was. Wasn't told of new office until I went to the old office.
Oct 8, 2020
Professional
Oct 8, 2020
Professional
Oct 8, 2020
Cindy Buchanan is excellent.
Oct 8, 2020
Excellent
Oct 5, 2020
excellent
Oct 3, 2020
like the new location
Oct 3, 2020
there wasn't any problem on my visit.
Oct 3, 2020
Appointment was very smooth and everyone that helped me, even the lady on the first floor, was friendly and inviting and made the experience really nice.
Oct 1, 2020
very good
Sep 30, 2020
They were able to get me in for an appointment with very little advanced time.
Sep 30, 2020
This is my first visit with Cindy Buchanan and I was very impressed at her demeanor, her knowledge, her concern for me, and her plan of action.
Sep 30, 2020
I was very impressed and plan on seeing her instead of Dr. Valdez going forward.
Sep 30, 2020
I did have a problem with my prescription being called into my walk-up pharmacy instead of my mailorder pharmacy. Also, I am not sure that the order had the right amount of daily usage for my insulin and I am worried I might run out before the refill is due.
Sep 30, 2020
I liked that you took my temperature when I arrived and that you were cleaning your pens.
Sep 29, 2020
The staff was wonderful as always, and everyone in the office is always so helpful and organized. I lost my blood draw orders and the lovely lady in the front took the time to fax them ASAP so I could still have them in time for Dr Buchanan. During my visit they and D Buchanan were so kind and this is one of the few doctors offices that I actually don't mind visiting since I know everyone there is wonderful!
Sep 22, 2020
I found her to be very interested in my plans for better health. she was very easy to talk to.
Sep 19, 2020
the reception staff was so attentive and smiled and even shared conversations with me. very great staff
Sep 19, 2020
Cindy Buchannn was so great I truly love her and hope she never stays leaves
Sep 19, 2020
the Pa made my experience so wonderful explained things so I could understand them
Sep 16, 2020
Everyone was super nice and informative.
Sep 13, 2020
Great staff, friendly and efficient.
Sep 13, 2020
Surprisingly fast.
Sep 13, 2020
Cindy Buchanan is simply amazing. She always gives me the time and consideration I appreciate, something other doctors don't always give.
Sep 13, 2020
Every time I go see Cindy Buchanan, I am treated better than I ever have in any medical office. I appreciate everyone's professionalism.
Sep 8, 2020
Cindy was wonderful.
Sep 6, 2020
Cindy and staff are professional, and amazing
Sep 6, 2020
I have recommended Cindy to others. so glad I found ENDOCRONOLIGYST
Sep 4, 2020
quick and easy. Nice staff.
Sep 4, 2020
Everyone was moving and working hard.
Sep 4, 2020
Very good at focusing in on issue and suggesting solution.
Aug 17, 2020
Cindy Buchanon is a fantastic Endocrinologist! I am very fortunate to have her as a provider!
Aug 12, 2020
🙂
Aug 6, 2020
very good
Aug 1, 2020
overall a great experience
Aug 1, 2020
very personable
Aug 1, 2020
very nice and safe welcome.
Aug 1, 2020
Nurse was very nice and profesional.
Aug 1, 2020
Very good and very concerned for you.
Aug 1, 2020
very well protected and safe.
Aug 1, 2020
The staff very good and welcoming
Jul 29, 2020
I love my Cindy and her staff! Always professional, nice, and concerned for my well being.
Jul 16, 2020
Cindy is wonderful. We would be lost without her
Jul 15, 2020
Everything was fine. It does take longer to check in due to COVID screening.
Jul 15, 2020
Very courteous and friendly, answered questions where needed.
Jul 15, 2020
Cindy Buchanan is professional and puts you at ease while discussing any concerns or questions that I had. She listened to concerns from the last five months. She allowed time to talk and not feel rushed.
Jul 11, 2020
great staff
Jul 11, 2020
wonderful PA
Jul 10, 2020
It's always a pleasure to go to my appointments with Cindy Buchanan.
Jul 9, 2020
very impressed with staff so friendly
Jul 8, 2020
Everyone in the office is friendly, knowledgeable, and courteous!
Jul 2, 2020
Always have had a good experience. Always come home with a good outcome. I'm very pleased and satisfied having Dr. Buchanan as my diabetic doctor. Thank you for all your help and your staff is amazing.
Jul 2, 2020
AMAZING .... thank you
Jul 2, 2020
I'm always pleased that I'm in and out. Thank you
Jun 25, 2020
very good experience every time I come to office everyone is so nice and they do not rush me through and they answers all my questions. Dr. Bucanan is so nice and helpful .
Jun 25, 2020
they are so nice they never rush they answer all my questions and are so friendly.
Jun 25, 2020
Dr Bucanan is a great doctor she answers all my questions and explains everything never rushes me out of office . I feel like she's my friend.
Jun 25, 2020
great experience
Jun 25, 2020
very good experience
Jun 25, 2020
liked her very much
Jun 24, 2020
always a good experience
Jun 22, 2020
Cindy Buchanan is an excellent provider. she is very knowledgeable, competent and caring. she has many great qualities and it is why when she moved from her previous position I moved with her. she is a tremendous asset to your practice.
Jun 14, 2020
Very attentive
Jun 14, 2020
Efficient and friendly
Jun 14, 2020
First appointment was excellent. I found Cindy to be a very compassionate and easy to talk with.
Jun 14, 2020
Good team work
Jun 14, 2020
Easy registration process
Jun 13, 2020
providers wore masks the front desk didn't although one individual put one on during the course of our conversation . There was no mandatory mask requirement for the public, no sanitizer after you walked into the office which required manual manipulation.
Jun 12, 2020
No problems.
Jun 12, 2020
No problems.
Jun 12, 2020
No problems.
Jun 12, 2020
No problems.
Jun 12, 2020
No problems.
Jun 12, 2020
No problems.
Jun 10, 2020
loved my new diabetes pa
Jun 10, 2020
this was my first visit with new pa loved her
Jun 7, 2020
You got a good team.
Jun 7, 2020
Good staff.
Jun 7, 2020
I never had better numbers, due to PA Cindy B.very informative.
Jun 7, 2020
Professional, courteous and prompt.
Jun 7, 2020
I love my team.
Jun 7, 2020
no waiting.
Jun 5, 2020
Very good appt.
Jun 3, 2020
excellent
Jun 3, 2020
excellent
Jun 3, 2020
excellent
Jun 3, 2020
excellent
Jun 3, 2020
excellent
Jun 3, 2020
excellent
May 30, 2020
great staff
May 30, 2020
again great staff
May 30, 2020
felt taken care off from beginning to end of visit
May 30, 2020
felt safe
May 30, 2020
great practice
May 30, 2020
didn't wait long
May 30, 2020
I was there over an hour (1 hour 20 minutes) for an appointment that should have taken 45 minutes at most
May 30, 2020
Cindy is excellent
May 30, 2020
I've had type 1 diabetes for 24 years and Cindy might be the best HCP I've had
May 30, 2020
THE DOC IS VERY THROUGH! She is so informative! She knows her job! She takes personal time! I really respect her! Curitous
May 30, 2020
Good
May 30, 2020
Good
May 30, 2020
Very effective! Satisfied
May 28, 2020
very informed PA, I like her.
May 28, 2020
She was pleasant and professional.
May 28, 2020
my family member is also a patient who recommended her.
May 28, 2020
NA
May 28, 2020
NA
May 17, 2020
took a few calls to get a phone appt but it worked out well.
May 17, 2020
I enjoy meeting with Cindy very much. she is such a warm caring person and explains things very well.
May 17, 2020
I had a phone visit
May 15, 2020
Enjoyed being back at the Templeton location. Great visit from the reminders to the follow up appointment date. Everyone I interacted with was friendly and professional.
May 15, 2020
Very happy with the care given and how they go up and beyond to make sure they do everything they can to provide the services needed.
May 15, 2020
Top Notch
May 9, 2020
it wo
May 9, 2020
very good visit; everything went perfect
May 9, 2020
Everyone was very pleasant
May 9, 2020
Everything was good
May 9, 2020
very good experience
May 7, 2020
excellent
May 7, 2020
excellent
May 7, 2020
excellent
May 7, 2020
excellent
May 7, 2020
excellent
May 7, 2020
excellent
May 4, 2020
This was a tela-visit not in the office, because I have Extremely compromised immune system, and Shelter @ home orders.
May 4, 2020
I Love the care I get From Cindy Buchanan, She really cares & it shows, I highly recommend her to anyone who ask who I use & I tell them why.
May 4, 2020
We used Telehealth for this appt. It was a learning curve for both of us and it went well! For my needs at this point, a phone call was all that was needed. (Therefore some of the questions on the survey did not apply).
May 2, 2020
Cindy is so practical to speak with. she pays attention, tells me what I need to work on, how we are going to alter my medications etc. she listens to you, laughs with you and in general you feel good when you are done with the appointment.
May 2, 2020
It was a very good experience! Cindy was very thorough, and answered all my questions.
May 1, 2020
After 5 different tries the visit was on the telephone.
Apr 29, 2020
Office staff have always been responsive. Cindy has been a great help with medications, monitoring equipment, and keeping track of changing developments in diabetic care.
Apr 29, 2020
All thumbs up with the service I've received.
Apr 29, 2020
All good.
Apr 29, 2020
I can't remember being delayed in the waiting room (maybe call it something else, heh, heh) or in the exam room.
Apr 29, 2020
Everyone there is amazing. I feel like im actually getting the help i needed.
Apr 23, 2020
Best doctor I see and I see alot. Cindy Buchannon
Apr 23, 2020
Buchannon and staff helped me overcome insurance issue. 5 stars
Apr 23, 2020
Was prescreened before entering office. Glad cause I'm high risk for Covid
Apr 23, 2020
Very friendly staff. I believe receptionist is Alexis.TOP NOTCH